Snowpiercer – S02E07 – Our Answer for Everything [Transcript]

Layton and Till investigate the murders. Wilford leads Miss Audrey down a dark path.
Snowpiercer - Season 2 - TNT Original

Original air date: March 10, 2021

Alex finds herself excluded by Wilford due to her divided loyalties; Miss Audrey is enlisted by Wilford to treat a still-alive but traumatized Kevin, turning him into a fully-brainwashed follower of Wilford. The attack leads to riots and attacks on the Tailies; while hiding with Winnie, Ruth is confronted with how her own actions under the old regime led to Suzanne’s death. In an effort to defuse the situation, Layton offers to allow his arm to be frozen off, but Ruth stands up for him, urging people not to make the same mistakes she did; the approach of the Brakemen forces the rioters to retreat without further injury, but promising to exact more retribution later. With the help of Oz, Till manages to track down one of the Breachmen’s killers, a First Class passenger and realizes from her comments that Pastor Logan is the mastermind behind the attacks; he commits suicide after being confronted. As the trains pass through a multi-layered bridge, passengers light lanterns all throughout Snowpiercer, calling for Wilford; Wilford orders Sykes to have Icy Bob prepared.

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[disquieting music]

[indistinct shouting]

I thought I’d be used to death by now.

What’s eight lives against the seven billion we lost in the Freeze?

[both grunt]

But it’s different this way.

This isn’t the Cold.

This is us.




Wasting each other to violence.

And we can’t stop.

It’s our answer for everything.

We get lost in it.

I got lost in it.

But now…

All I want is for it to stop.

[door slams]

I want just one night where I close my eyes and I’m not afraid of what’s on the other side.

One night where I don’t feel so alone…

On Snowpiercer, 1,034 cars long.

[dramatic music]

[Boscovic sobbing]

My son.

The Lord is watching over us in times of despair.

Loss comes.

Wilford knew exactly how to hit us.

He has to have someone over here.

Someone who told him about the tensions.

People are gonna blame the Tail.

I have to make this right.

[Logan speaking quietly]

We both do.

You prove it wasn’t the Tail.

I’ll keep a lid on things while you do.

Big Alice border is on lockdown.

I’ve got Brakemen on every link.

There’s no trouble yet.

It’s just a matter of time.

Yeah. This is gonna boil.

Breachman Boscovic.

Your loss is all of Snowpiercer’s.

You know who did this.

I promise you, it wasn’t the Tail.

Please get away from them. Now.


Leave this with me.

[unsettling music]

Here. It’s Saint Christopher.

For protection.

I’ll keep an eye on him for you.

I promise.

When he’s finished here, I’ll take him to the Tea Room.

Thank you, Pastor.

[indistinct chatter]

Hey! You can’t smear it like that.

It’s a snaking motion. Come on.

There’s a lot more blood where that came from.




Wow, what a caseload.

Could use your help.

The Tailies did it.

And even if they didn’t, just pin it on them like you used to.

Oi. Give her a break.

She had a rough night.

What do you need?

I found this over there on the floor.

It’s vintage Wilford.

Old style W.

You ever see one before?

Maybe up in First?


You didn’t even look at it.

Oh. Still no.


Forget it.

[whispering] Hey, hey! Hey!

[speaking normally] I know someone who might be able to help.


This woman, Katya.

She has a couchette full of vintage stuff.

Wanna take me?

[sighs] Okay.

She was standing right there with him.

Across the border.

I couldn’t hear much, but it looked like he was offering her a choice.

She chose to stay.

That’s what it looked like.

But I cannot know her motives.

It was a risk sending Audrey over there.

Well, she was there on a mission for you, wasn’t she?

Did she complete it?


We still don’t have access to their comms.

So maybe she just stayed behind to finish the job.

Well, either way, she’s Miss Audrey,

Doyenne of the Nightcar.

She’s one of us.

Looks like a defection even if it isn’t.

[melancholy piano music playing on radio]

♪ Why does the sun…

[PA system chimes]

Big Alice, Big Alice.

Good day from Snowpiercer. Come in…

♪ Why does the sea rush to shore? ♪

Big Alice, Big Alice. Snowpiercer calling. Come in.


Pick up, Big Alice.

I know you’re listening, you psychotic old goat.


[microphone squeals]

Hello, Ben. You sound needy.

We’re going to be hitting the Himalaya Roundabout tonight.

Big event.

We’re turning back for your brave chief, Melanie.

We want to speak with Audrey.

Ah, look who’s in my Engine again.


It’s King Layton.


She’s been in the tub.

Bit of a mood.

What was all that noise last night?

Alarms, sealed borders.

Some kind of trouble?

Just a little domestic unrest.

But you wouldn’t know anything about that, right?

One sec, gentlemen.

Here she comes, fetching but grumpy.

Hello, Layton. I’m here.

You missed curfew.

Well, uh, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.


You all right?

He wants to know if I’m holding you against your will.

I’m fine.

We’re ready to open the border for you if you want.


Not yet.

[unsettling music]

Are you sure?

Not good enough.

She’s walking the line.

Or she’s freshly shagged, bathing in rosewater.

We have to assume that she’s been compromised.

Yeah. We do.

[indistinct chatter]

[whispering] Have you heard anything about Snowpiercer?

The alarms went off all night. No one knows what’s happening.

Wilford has locked himself in the Engine with Audrey, and I have been shut out.

Has anyone…been hurt?

I’m sure that your Aussie is fine.

Are they going to attack us?

[door clatters]

Alex. Should we be worried?

I’m gonna find out what’s happening.



Wait a minute.

What’s going on?

This was us, right?

[tense music]

If Wilford didn’t tell you, then you’re not supposed to know.

Why not?

I don’t know.

Take it up with him.

[loud rock music playing over headphones]

It’s getting bad in Third.

They all think we killed the Breachman.

Yeah, well, we’re safe back here.

We can close our own doors.

What about all our people uptrain?

Lights and Winnie.

Yeah, right.

See, your English is coming back, Strong Boy.

You used the word “and.”

Lights and Winnie set up in the Market this morning.

We’re spread out all over, but our people need to be back here.

I’m sorry, but I have to get back to work.

It’s all good. We cool.


Well, boys, what you reckon?

Well, we’ve gotta go uptrain and get everyone.

Make sure they get back home safe.


But not him.

He sticks out like a sore thumb.

Strong Boy can hold it down back here.


What about Pike?

What is it with Pike, man?

Ah, you don’t wanna know.

I think just you and me, mate.

[water bubbling]

[indistinct chatter]

Hey, we’re gonna gather back in the Tail.


We, uh…

we don’t want any trouble.

You killed my friends!

And now, I kill you!

[onlookers shouting]

[Boscovic grunting]

[apprehensive music]

Don’t let him back out.

We shouldn’t have left the pastor to watch over him in the first place.


How worried are you?

I’m always worried when you start using my first name.

What’s on your mind?

When Audrey and Mr. Wilford turned back at the border last night…

He asked me to step over onto Big Alice.

Hey, you’re still here.

Didn’t know what to do.

There was a time that I would have.

Now you’re not so sure.

I serve Snowpiercer, just like you.

We had order for seven years.

I know it was Melanie, but they were his rules, weren’t they?

Yes, we had order.

You want to do that job again?

Taking arms?

Running a gulag at the back of the train?


Come on.

So why’s it all on you?

Oh, Layton has enough to deal with.

All these people pointing fingers at Tailies,

you’d think he’d want to do something about it.

He is.

Trusting me to, uh, you know, get it done.

And I…

You want to prove yourself.

Eight Breachmen, all murdered at the same time.

That’s eight people willing to kill for Wilford.


Ah, the invisible hand of Wilford.

Oh, it exists, believe me.

He’s got someone here pulling the strings.

[knock at door]

[unsettling music]

Eh, hey, come, come.


Good afternoon.

Uh–she don’t speak English.

[speaking Russian]

[speaks Russian]

Sh–she want to know what you look for.

Clothes? Hat?

You tell me.

[Elan speaking Russian]

[speaks Russian]

She say button come from jacket.

What’s with all this Wilford stuff, anyway?

Grandmother know Mr. Wilford for long time.

She was neighbor in Sheffield.

Like a nephew, she says.

She take him to park, to chapel.

She say he love chapel.

He light red candle in glass window.

Oh, is that what all these little red lanterns are about, then?

Grandmother ask me to light each day as vigil until Mr. Wilford return.

We give them to customer.

They light it for him also.

All the buttons are here.

Is this part of a set?

[Elan speaks Russian]


[speaking Russian]

Ah, yes, sister jacket.

Grandmother trade last week.

For fur hat.

Do you remember who she traded with?

Oh, beautiful woman.

Fancy like First Class.

Very tall.

[PA system chimes]

Citizens of Snowpiercer.

Today, we are all in mourning for our Breachmen.

We are afraid… because there are those among us who want us to be.

This violence was orchestrated to divide us.

To compromise us…

It was the Tail!

By taking out our best.

We can’t start turning on each other.

That’s exactly what they want to happen.

Whoever did this terrible crime wants you to believe that it was the weakest among us.


Layton was a Tailie!

[crowd clamoring]

The real enemy is back there on Big Alice, lying in wait.

Some of your neighbors support his return, but we cast away Wilford Law once already.

And I will remind you of the call that unites us.

[dramatic music]

We are one train.


This is not what we fought for.

[crowd shouting agreement]

[crowd chanting “Wilford”]

[PA system chimes]

I’m not sure they’ll take that the way you want them to.

I had to defend the Tail.

They don’t have a voice right now.

Bringing Mr. Wilford into it, you’re asking them to pick sides.

He had to do something.

[tense music]

Well, then, by all means, carry on.

She might be right, you know.

We both know this is just the beginning.

I stayed.

Isn’t that what you wanted?

I want you with me, Audrey.

Really with me.

I can’t do it alone.

Well, then trust me like I’m trusting you.

I think I should know what I’ve gotten myself into.

You want all our cards on the table?


I found this screwdriver in your things while you were taking a bath.

You want to tell me what it’s for?

I think you know what it’s for.

Swap the comm lines so Snowpiercer can listen in on my Engine?

Did you do it?


Did you stay here so you could complete your little mission?


I stayed… because I feel a pull.

Right here.

But after everything you’ve done to me… I don’t understand it.

But I’m still here.



I don’t believe you.

Get dressed.

There’s someone I want you to meet.

Where are we going?

Oh, you’ll see.

You’re going to have to prove yourself, like everyone else.

[person sobbing]

Joseph, what’s going on?

You see, this poor, poor member of my crew has gone all to pieces.

He needs your help.

No. No!

No, no! Leave me alone!

Leave me alone! No! Leave me alone!

Leave me alone!

Leave me alone! Leave me alone!

[grunts] No!

Please, no!


This is Kevin.


I need you to fix him.


Layton’s revolution was supposed to be for all of us!

To hell with him!

Once a Tailie, always a Tailie!

This is Wilford’s train!

Always was, always will be.

[crowd shouting]

Let’s get some Tailies! Come on!

Oh, man, Layton’s in for it now.

[indistinct shouting]

[loud rock music playing over headphones]

Pike? You good?


My man. [chuckles]

I’m good.

You sure?

‘Cause you don’t, uh… you don’t look so good.

Thing with Terence didn’t quite go as planned, but… I take comfort in knowing that you now owe me.

Yeah, hey. I got your back.

Now, um, why don’t you head back to the Tail, okay?

It’s dangerous out here.


I’m good.

You’re a target.

Nobody recognizes me like this, Layton.


[unsettling music]

I-I checked the ledger.

I did the figures.

And I have proven… that the scale is actually now a little more in Pike’s favor.

I counted your debt.

You are now marked.


Oh, hey, hey. It’s this way. This way.

Lay low.

Is he okay?

Uh, I think I messed him up.

Come on. You can turn this around.

Ah. There you are.

Where were you?

Audrey’s helping me with something.

With what?

Ah…little project.

You’ll see.

You’re shutting me out again.

I wonder why that is.

‘Cause instead of taking Snowpiercer like you promised, you would rather just mess around with your whore.


I do love your nerve, Alex.

But you don’t want to make this…personal.

You used to tell me everything.

And you used to appreciate everything I’ve done for you.

But then you let Melanie in.

Took her into the barracks in secret.

Yes, I knew about that.

I expect you had some lovely hugs.

I shouldn’t have to choose between you and Melanie.

Oh, but you do. You do have to choose.

You spend one week with her…

And you forget that I saved you.

You should be thanking me every day for rescuing you from the Cold.

Every day you breathe on this Earth is a day I gave you.

So if you want to be part of my plans…

You’re gonna have to remind me…

Why I brought you along.




It’s okay.

There’s no reason to be ashamed.

I can help you.



[apprehensive music]

I just keep seeing him in the bathtub.

He took you to the bath?

He must really like you.


I understand his…

his affection can be confusing at first.

But don’t you want to be rid of this pain?

Can I see?

It’s healing nicely.

It was horrible.

I know.

I know. But you’re almost there.



Oh, my God.

We both made the same choice.

Out of love for him.

No, no…

He saved you.


No, he broke me.

No, he saved you.


He saved you.

You’re just afraid.

No one’s ever loved you like him.

No one else would.

You want to be his again, don’t you?

You were nothing until Wilford.

He gave you everything.


Please help. No!


shut up!


Shut up!



You’re gonna have to go deeper, Kevin.

Deeper and darker.

This is what I do.

I help people reconnect with what they’ve lost.

Oh–oh, God.

I need you to let go.

I need you to calm down.

Just give in.

[indistinct conversation]

[unsettling music]

Well, what’s all this?

I found something.

Near one of the murders.

Look familiar?

It’s vintage Wilford. Rare piece.

I’ve never seen it before.

Oh, yeah?

Took the liberty of going through your things.

I hope you don’t mind.

Well, it must have fallen off somewhere.

Yeah, I don’t think so.

Cherry the Breachwoman was strong.

Come here.

She fought back, didn’t she?

You killed her for Wilford.

So who’s over here calling the shots?

Is it you?

Oh, you’re in so deep… Detective.

You can’t even see what’s in front of you.

You think you’re so smart, but you’re always two steps behind.

This train needs change.

A new shepherd.

And the revolution is starting.

Right now.

Take her away.

Let’s go.

Buckle up, sweetheart.

[dramatic music]

[crowd shouting]

Quick! In here!

[person screaming]

There’s trouble in the Market too.

It’s gonna be the whole train soon enough.


We have to move!

Where do you think you’re going?!

Quick. In here.

Come on. Come on, come on, come on!

[pounding on door]

Just Hospitality.

Let’s go.

[tense music]

What’s going on here?

We’re trapped. Same as you.

Zarah, call Tristan.

Tell him we’re gonna need an escort.


Let’s see who we have here, then, shall we?



What’s the matter?

What’s wrong?


Winnie remembers her from the Tail.

I was hardly ever in the Tail.

You tried to take her arm.

It wasn’t that long ago.

You took her mother’s arm instead.



Yeah. She died.

Of complications from the de-arming.

I don’t know what to say.

Where’s her brother?

He died fighting in the revolution.

I’m all she has left.

[mob shouting]

[suspenseful music]

[knocking at door]


Tristan? Tristan!



Oh! Have you got the escort?


Uh, there’s a bit of a situation.

Targeted violence against Tailies.

Outbreaks popping up all over the place.

Tailies aren’t safe out here.

It’s all right, it’s all right.

Stay calm. Just give me a second.

Where’s that little girl?


My God.

She must have slipped out.


Gotta find her!

No, no, no, no!

You can’t go out there. No. No. I’ll go. I’ll go.

Zarah, you’re in charge.

Don’t you let anyone through this door.


Little Winnie, dude, what are you doing here?

It’s dangerous.


What? What is it?

Hey, hey, hey, hey!

That one’s a Tailie!

I know him!

Oh, hey.

Grab him!

What do you want?

No, no, no, no. Hey. Get back!

[mob shouting] [Pike groans]

Let me go! Let me go!

Let me go!

No! I don’t wanna die!

Let me go!

Let me go! Let me go!

Let go of me!


Let’s go!

No! Let me go!

Shut up! [Pike groans]

I don’t wanna shut up!

[serene music]

Slow down.

“Their shepherds have led them astray.”

He quoted it to me yesterday.

I’m such an idiot.

First Class bitch was even wearing Saint Christopher.

Look, just–just give it

to me one more time.


I saw Pastor Logan give Boki that same medallion this morning.

Exactly like the one he gave me.

You think he let Boki out on purpose?

On your left.

Hold on. What’s going on?

Organized Wilford mobs keep popping up.

There are riots all over the place.

They’ve even taken a Tailie hostage downtrain.

Go, go! I got this.

I can handle it on my own.

[tense music]

Good luck.


[distant shouting]



Be strong, Winnipeg.

I love you.



Ah, there you are!

I’ve been looking all over the train for you!

How’d you get all the way up here?

Look, you don’t have to be scared of me, Winnie.

I’m not gonna hurt you.

You have to come with me so I can take you back–

To take you back to your friends.

Your mum…

[crying stops]

I’m sorry about your mum.

Do you know I lost my mum too when I was little.

It was cruel what I did, taking her away from you.

I thought that I was doing the right thing.

I was following the rules.

But that wasn’t right, was it?

It was wrong.

It was very, very wrong.

I wish I could take it back, Winnie.

I wish that I could.


I’m hiding from the bad men.

[whispering] I know.

You’re very clever.

I can keep you safe from them if you come with me.

Will you come with me?

[suspenseful music]

Come on, sweetheart.

Come on.

[unsettling music]

Knowing you would do anything for him is the most wonderful feeling in the world.

That loyalty… that loyalty, it’s relief.

It’s a love very few people understand.

He’s the only one who ever understood you.

You were no one until Wilford.

You owe him everything.

I owe him everything.

“Thank you, Mr. Wilford.”

Thank you, Mr. Wilford.

All right, Kevin.

Stand up now.

[steady soul music]


♪ It used to be so supple and sweet ♪

♪ And now it’s withered

♪ On the vine

♪ There’s before

♪ And then there’s after

♪ You were mine

♪ Take my faith

♪ So strong and full of fire

♪ Now it’s bruised, broken down… ♪

You look…reinvigorated.

All done?

Kevin. [snaps fingers]

♪ And then there’s after

♪ You were mine

♪ You were mine

Kneel for Mr. Wilford.

♪ Sun comes up

♪ Sun goes down

♪ World keeps rolling around

Now lick Mr. Wilford’s slipper.

♪ The hands on the clock

♪ Going tick-tock-tick-tock

♪ Ain’t the way I measure time ♪

♪ There’s just before

♪ And then there’s after

♪ There’s before

♪ And then there’s after

It’s nice to have you back.

♪ You were mine

Thank you.

♪ Oh, yeah, yeah

[song ends]

No! No!

[groans] No!

[mob shouting] [Pike grunting]

No! Ah! No!

No! Not my arm!

Shut it!

You don’t have to do this.

Hey. We can make a deal.

Shut him up!

[Pike grunts]

They’re back.

[Ruth panting]

There you go.

Thank you.


Where are you going? What’s going on?

Ah, they’ve got one of us downtrain.

A Tailie?


[suspenseful music]

I’m coming with you.


Please, can I just come with you?

All right. Let’s go.

[apprehensive music]

[indistinct speech]

[slow violin music playing on record player]


Have a seat.

Who were you talking to?

Who else?

You were praying.

Of course.

Times like these are when I need his guidance the most.

What happened with Boki this morning?

After I left?

I…gave him some space.

To grieve.

Something wrong?

Is it all an act?

What do you mean?

The teacup.

The spirituality.

It’s all bullshit, right?

You’re the one working for Wilford.

[teakettle whistling]

Leave it.


Don’t lie to me.

I never lied to you.

You just weren’t ready to listen.

Were you just using me all this time?

That rage inside of you, I feel it too.

You don’t know me.

You were so desperate for something to hold onto.

Something to believe in.

I wanted to help you.

You killed eight people.

A small price to pay for peace.

Don’t you think?

[mob shouting]

[Pike groans]

No! No!


Let him go!

Let him go!

We are done listening to you!


Jakes, I know you. Why are you doing this?

We–we fought together!

That was a mistake.

Never should’ve let you out of the Tail.

Traitors! Traitors!

Hey, hey, hey!

Hey, stop it! Stop it!

You wanna punish somebody, take my arm.

[shouting stops]

Take my arm. Let Pike go.

Hey, he’s crazy, man.

No. No way, man.

No, no. No!

Hey! Hey!

I am the one you want, right?

I’m the one you hate.


I took everything that you had, and I gave it to my friends, right?

So take me. Here. Arm me.

Come on.

[mob shouting]

No! No! Hey!


No, no…

No! Wait!

[dramatic music]

Stop it! Stop!

This is barbaric!

This man is your leader!

You chose him!

You want someone else in charge, then call for change.

But don’t strip him down and mutilate him just because you can.

It’s not right.

Believe me, I know. I’ve done it.

You’ll never be the same again once you have.

This is not the way!

Not anymore.


The Brakemen are coming!

We gotta go!

This ain’t over.

[indistinct chatter]

Yeah, piss off!

Let’s get out of here.

Come on, hurry up!

[suspenseful music]

Watch yourself, Pike.

We all crave stability.

But Wilford brings order.

We just have to suffer for a moment… to get to our salvation.

You can’t find relief without…hurting.


[both grunting]

[dramatic music]

Do it.

I am not going to kill you.

If you die, no one learns the truth.


[both grunting]

I pray to you.

I pray to you, and I draw strength.



No! No!

No! No!

[Logan grunts, groans]

[Till panting]


[serene music]


Did I miss the corkscrew?

[laughs] No. Come sit.



They’re choosing sides, Alex.

Come with me.

What does it mean?

They’re calling for you, Joseph.

The train wants Wilford.

Should we light one?

I’m not sure yet.



Tell the Headwoods to prep Icy Bob.

It’s time.

[apprehensive music]

[dramatic music]


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